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Job of the Week: Research Computing Specialist at Stanford University

Stanford University is seeking a Research Computing Specialist in our Job of the Week. “As a Research Computing Specialist, you will draw on both deep technical knowledge and interpersonal skills to facilitate and accelerate academic research at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB). You will join a team of research analytics scientists, data engineers, and project managers on the Data, Analytics and Research Computing (DARC) team to support research at the GSB. Your clients will include GSB faculty and collaborators who are drawn from a broad spectrum of academic backgrounds, research interests, methodological specialties, and technical backgrounds. As a Research Computing Specialist, you will bring the ability to understand the ecosystem of research computing resources and partner with researchers to use these resources effectively. You should enjoy working directly with researchers, and be equally comfortable introducing novices to research computing systems and helping advanced users optimize their workflow.”

Using Ai to Automatically Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers from Stanford University have developed a deep learning based system that can automatically detect Alzheimer’s disease and its biomarkers from MRIs, with 94 percent accuracy. “Our method uses minimal preprocessing of MRIs (imposing minimum preprocessing artifacts) and utilizes a simple data augmentation strategy of downsampled MR images for training purposes,” the researchers stated in their paper.

Video: The Legion Programming Model

“Developed by Stanford University, Legion is a data-centric programming model for writing high-performance applications for distributed heterogeneous architectures. Legion provides a common framework for implementing applications which can achieve portable performance across a range of architectures. The target class of users dictates that productivity in Legion will always be a second-class design constraint behind performance. Instead Legion is designed to be extensible and to support higher-level productivity languages and libraries.”

Video: Dark Matter – Detecting Gravity’s Hidden Hand

“One of today’s great challenges in physics is to observe individual dark matter particles coming in from the galaxy and striking particles on Earth. This talk presents the evidence for dark matter and introduces one of the most ambitious efforts to discover interactions of dark matter particles, using tons of cryogenic liquid in a deep underground laboratory.”